iTero 3D Scanner

See a 3d impression of your smile within minutes…

The iTero Element Scanner is a state-of-the-art digital impression system, used before starting any Invisalign clear brace or other orthodontic treatment. It involves using a small optical wand to scan the inside of your mouth and teeth, instead of the traditional method of using trays and messy putty. The impression process is incredibly quick, and patients are free to breathe, swallow, or even pause to sneeze, without impacting the scanning process.

Digital impressions versus putty dental impressions

The accurate scanning process guarantees a perfect fit of your Invisalign aligners, in a fraction of the time it would take using traditional putty impressions.

The iTero procedure creates a far better patient experience due to it being comfortable, convenient, and safe; it allows you to continue with your day, without worrying about the risk of having to re-do another impression due to fitting issues or the mould being rejected. Once the digital scan has been done, the 3D model of your mouth is used to create Invisalign clear aligners.

A major benefit of using iTero for Invisalign treatment is the speed at which dental impressions can be taken. Within minutes the computer can generate an accurate 3D scan of your smile, which is a great way to help explain what your treatment plan will involve. At Smile Rooms in Windsor, we’re excited and proud to be one of the few dental practices to have this technology to hand for our patients.

Benefits of digital scanning

  • No messy putty in your mouth
  • No gagging to worry about
  • More accurate impressions
  • Faster impressions allow for quicker start to treatment
  • See a simulation of your potential treatment outcome
  • No additional cost to you for using this technology